Alan Campbell (Scottish footballer)
|Full name||Alan James Campbell|
|Date of birth||21 January 1948|
|Place of birth||Arbroath, Scotland|
|Arbroath Lads' Club|
|1989–1992||Highgate United (assistant manager)|
|1992–1993||Stratford Town (assistant manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Alan James Campbell (born 21 January 1948) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a central midfielder. He made 571 appearances in the Football League for Charlton Athletic, Birmingham City, Cardiff City and Carlisle United, including over 100 in the First Division for Birmingham City. He was capped for Scotland at youth and under-23 level. He went on to play and manage in non-League football around the Birmingham area.
Born in Arbroath, Campbell began his career with Charlton Athletic, joining the club at the age of 15. The Addicks were only able to sign Campbell on amateur terms, creating a fake job for him at a sporting goods store and paying his accommodation plus £5 a week. He initially suffered from homesickness in London, even returning to Scotland briefly after two weeks at the club, but soon settled and was part of the Charlton youth side that reached the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup. In 1965, Bob Stokoe was appointed manager of the club and handed Campbell his professional debut in the Second Division, on the opening day of the 1965–66 season in a 4–2 defeat to Bolton Wanderers, at the age of 17. He went on to play over 200 times for Charlton before joining Birmingham City in 1970.
- with Birmingham City
- Football League Second Division runner-up 1972.
- Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
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